If you have been following my website, you might have already noticed by now that the La Prairie White Caviar Collection has been probably my least favourite range. It's mainly because I'm not a huge fan of their White Caviar Illuminating Moisturizing Cream because of its bizarre texture and their White Caviar Illuminating Serum being somewhat too light for my dehydrated skin. Their eye care products are great though :3. Anyways, I've contemplated a lot whether I even needed to try their new launch of the month, White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion. However, I had to get it as I'm always interested to see the responses that the leading luxury skincare brands suggest to current issues related to skin aging.
Scent & Consistency
The smell of White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion is very pleasant and fresh. It does smell like a White Caviar range, but it also smells a bit of Skin Caviar line at the same time.
White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion comes out of the bottle very liquidy and light. It spreads very easily and light onto skin, which is very good as you only need a small amount to cover your entire face.
I must add that there's an interesting transition: from lightweight gel fluid serum to a hydration burst sensation, then to smooth silky finish without any oily residue. There's also a very pleasant firming and tightening sensation along with subtle luminosity as it penetrates into skin. Skin feels mattified too without any powdery feel or any discomfort. It's great under make-up and sunscreens without overstimulating sebum production during the day.
Due to accelerated climate change, every part of the earth are getting affected from pole to pole. Wildlife is threatened and more and more animals are losing their habitat as the weather and environment are changing rapidly. It's actually not just their story, it's in fact our story. Humans caused industrialisation which brought both good and bad to our fellow humans; convenience and pollution. The temperature keeps rising, and pollution coming from the factories, cars etc. is not just threatening our health, but also our largest organ in our body, which is skin. The anti-pollution movement has been very active in Asia and also elsewhere in big cities across the world. Some may have even heard of something called micro dust, which not only messes up with your health, but it also gets into your skin and causes irritations. Of course, those with sensitive skin conditions including eczema and acne would experience the worst if the skin isn't properly protected.
Over the past years, people in Asia have been especially more alert about the issues that pollution can cause to skin and health. They treat their skin very gently as any skin type can become sensitive under the right circumstances. Even the vacuum cleaner releases micro dust, so we are all being exposed to daily pollution to a certain degree depending on where you live and what you do. On top of the pollution, we constantly get stressed from our busy daily schedule whether it's from home and/or work. And the truth is that all these add up to skin aging. Your skin will first start looking dull and lifeless, then you will start seeing pigmentation and wrinkles here and there on your face. The worst scenario will be sensitised and aggravated skin with redness and unwanted spots, which can get worsened if it's not protected well from the external and internal aggressors and there's no proper treatment afterwards.
The current situation is more complex than 20 years ago so we cannot just simply focus on UV protection or brightening as examples. La Prairie has been one of the pioneers who introduced the anti-aging brightening product line called Cellular Swiss White Collection, and what's more exciting is that they brought out a super charged version of it, which is White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion. You still get the original benefits from White Caviar Illuminating Serum's golden caviar and Vitamin C, but better. On top of its firming and anti-pigmentation benefits, it also shields skin from harmful environmental factors and protects skin from internal stress.
I must say that White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion seems basically like an upgraded version of their existing White Caviar Illuminating Serum, delivering better hydration and firming benefits powered with more skin protection. Having said that, it may not work very well with dehydrated or dry skin types, so you will need an additional hydrating serum or moisturiser on top. As the temperature gap in WA is still quite big in WA, I have been pairing it with Kahina Giving Beauty Prickly Pear Seed Oil and La Mer The Hydrating Facial sheet mask.
If you have oily to normal skin, you won't need to worry about it. Personally, I'm very glad to see La Prairie adding White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion to their line. And I think that they named the product very cleverly as it seems to be coherent to their other products including Cellular Power Infusion and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. Not just the name, but also their functions too as both of them are related to anti-pollution and promoting healthier skin by protecting and preventing any future damages to skin.
The most amazing part is that they just launched the White Caviar Collection version of their existing Skin Caviar Liquid Lift. Nevertheless, it is indeed good news that we can now get an all-in-one product in just one bottle. Whether you are a skincare minimalist or someone who's exposed to different stress factors, White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion is the best solution that La Prairie can deliver at this stage.
Where to buy
- COSME-DE (Free worldwide shipping & discounts)
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
- Saks Fifth Avenue (Free shipping & samples)
- Guerlain Orchidée Impériale White The Age-Defying & Brightening Serum (Concentrate)
- La Mer Genaissance de La Mer The Serum Essence
- La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Mask (Blanc de La Mer)
- La Mer The Brilliance White Infusion (Blanc de La Mer/ First Essence)
- La Prairie Day Creams & Emulsions with SPF (Anti-Aging / Radiance / Swiss Ice Crystal)